March 10, 2013
Create some beautiful poetry and raise your voice at the same time. Writers of all ages are invited to participate in this spoken word workshop on bigotry and social justice. Students will be guided by musician, spoken word artist and educator, Adrian Molina. All students will be encouraged to share their work, and Molina tops off this workshop with a performance of his own recent work. Registration required. Visit denverlibrary.org or call (720) 865-1206.
CLICK to watch Adrian Molina on YouTube.
March 7, 2013
Created by Marta Burton, this concert is a multimedia performance that draws upon the music, historical narratives and images of Jewish and African American experiences of oppression and slavery, to raise awareness of those enslaved globally today. Performances by the brilliant Sheldon Sands, with accompaniment by local musicians and singers. After the performance meet with local representatives of organizations who are working to end current day slavery. Sponsored by Congregation Emanuel, The Spirituals Project and Fresh City Life of the Denver Public Library. Doors open at 6:00pm; concert begins at 7:00pm.
The ensemble consists of members of the Boulder Klezmer Consort, Sheldon Sands (piano), Eyal Rivlin (guitar) and Joe Lukasik (clarinet) who bring the passionate sound of Jewish Klezmer music. Members of Southern Journey, Dee Galloway, Ken Parks, Chuck Stevenson, Anne Rigley, Jennifer Adams and Marta Burton (vocals/narrative), along with Jeff Hooton (upright bass) perform the inspiring, powerful music that came out of the experience of slavery in America. Together these groups, along with narrative and images, weave an evocative tapestry of profound and uplifting music, educating, inspiring and calling people into action to bring an end to human trafficking.
The performance will be preceded and followed by an Information Market consisting of local organizations who are working to end modern day slavery. Information will be available to empower audience members by educating and giving them concrete ways to get involved in this important cause. We know that people will be inspired by the performance, and the goal is for the audience to be able to talk to experts, ask questions, and take action to help end modern day slavery — by buying materials from the organizations, offering to volunteer, making a donation, or any other contribution.
Online ticketing is now closed. Please purchase tickets at the door.
Watch an interview with creator Marta Burton.
March 3, 2013
Back by popular demand! Gather more sparks with Michael Thornton, stained glass artist for over 30 years. Participants of all levels will explore this colorful, fun medium and create and assemble their own sun catchers, earrings and pendants. Over 35 colors of glass are available for your one-of-a-kind creation. After assembly, Michael fires the projects and returns them to the artists. Create your own adornments and make beautiful gifts for yourself and your friends.REGISTER TODAY!
Members use discount code FUSEDGLS at checkout.
Beginning in 2013 the Mizel Museum will be open on the first Sunday of every month for exhibit tours, storytelling hour for children and the new One Nosh Cafe.
11:00 am – One Nosh Cafe opens
11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Storytelling hour for families
1:00 – 4:00 pm – Exhibit Tours
Serving in March:
Assorted hamentaschen with lemon tea and lemonade
February 24, 2013
Meditation is the practice of making ordinary moments sacred, or finding the sacred in the ordinary. Join Rabbi Steve to develop the skills of Jewish mindfulness including meditation, chanting, walking, Torah and text study. Drop-in class; donations accepted.
February 22, 2013
Authors of the recently published book One Land, Two Stories, professors Shaul Gabbay and Amin Kazak will discuss their backgrounds and their process in cooperatively writing this book. Desiring greater understanding among their peoples, these dedicated scholars have written One Land, Two Stories to delineate the opposing realities from Israeli and Palestinian points of view. Includes ethnic vegetarian Shabbat dinner.
This event is sold out.
CLICK HERE to read about the April Art of Shabbat program, a discussion about contemporary Israeli art with Mizel Museum’s curator, Georgina Kolber.
February 19, 2013
Created by Marta Burton, this free concert is a multimedia performance that draws upon the music, historical narratives and images of Jewish and African American experiences of oppression and slavery, to raise awareness of those enslaved globally today. Performances by the brilliant Sheldon Sands, with accompaniment by local musicians and singers. After the performance meet with local representatives of organizations who are working to end current day slavery. Sponsored by Congregation Emanuel, The Spirituals Project and Fresh City Life of the Denver Public Library.
For the February 19 viewing please RSVP HERE or call (720) 865-1206. Seating is limited.
This event will also be held on March 7 at Congregation Emanuel, 51 Grape Street, Denver. CLICK HERE for tickets.
CLICK HERE to read more about Unbounded.
Watch an interview with creator Marta Burton.
February 18, 2013
Enjoy our permanent exhibit for free! 4,000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks is a dynamic journey through art, artifacts and digital media that narrates and illuminates Jewish history and culture.
February 13, 2013
A well-crafted story is a powerful tool for your message. This Storyshop Intensive with master storyteller, Sariel Beckenstein, teaches you how to unleash the power of your own story in your own words and with your own voice.
Think of Storyshop Intensive as a laboratory where you learn how to turn any story into a compelling, touching and motivating experience. This affordable three-part series provides a considerate, creative environment for you to learn the keys to creating a good story, how to craft it effectively and deliver your message simply, powerfully and movingly. The intensive will culminate in an inaugural Story Slam Performance for friends and family.
Sariel Beckenstein is the founder and creator of WEAVE. He is a passionate, seasoned performer, writer and trainer. His works include One Man’s Story, a one-man show and The Songs That I Schlepped. He worked on the film The Prince of Egypt and was script adviser for the award-winning The Emancipation of the Sassy Jewish Woman. Sariel is a former singer with the Cape Town Opera Company a lay cantor.
February 12, 2013
At the Table with Dr. King is a traveling event coming to Denver on February 12, 2013. To be held at Denver First Church of the Nazarene, the program calls students to action and service in their communities through multimedia, spoken word and live music performance. The program immerses students in the sights and sounds of the American Civil Rights Movement, focusing on a defining moment in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when he rose above his circumstances and responded to his unique call to action and service in his community. The performance features award-winning band Dave LeMieux and House of Soul, and American National Slam Poetry Champion Ayinde Russell. Two performances: 10:00 am and again at noon. CLICK HERE to register your class. Reservations are required. Limited scholarships and transportation assistance is available.